Hunting in Kaitoke
Hunters are welcome in much of Kaitoke Regional Park to help control deer, goats and pigs which harm native plants and wildlife. A hunting permit is required.
A permit is needed to hunt in the Kaitoke Regional Park designated hunting areas. You must show this permit if asked by a Greater Wellington Regional Council authorised officer.
There are two different kinds of hunting permit and the designated hunting area for each type of hunting is different:
Hunting is permitted with firearms :
Pig Hunting is permitted:
Please ensure all dogs are kept under control and well away from private land. Please report any lost hunting dogs to our Upper Hutt office as soon as possible.
Hunters not following the terms and conditions of the permit will have it revoked and also risk being trespassed. Always obtain permission from landowners if you intend to cross private land.
Take your rubbish home with you
Keep rivers and streams clean. Bury toilet waste in a shallow hole well away from waterways. Dispose of carcasses and offal at least 50 metres away from streams.
Do not remove, disturb or damage native plants or animals
Don't light fires and take care with portable stoves, matches and cigarettes
Park your vehicle clear of gateways and don't block access roads.
Parts of this area will have regular biodiversity monitoring and pest plant/animal control operations taking place. Please do not interfere with any markers, plot pegs, monitoring devices, baits, carcasses traps or bait stations. Adhere to any warning signs posted.
Seeds and fragments of weeds can easily be carried on or within clothing, equipment, vehicles and in the fur of dogs. As a result they can be unintentionally deposited into the catchment where they could grow into infestations that negatively impact the valuable native forest ecosystem.
To reduce the risk of this happening, please search for and remove all seeds and plant fragments from clothing, equipment, vehicles and dog fur before entering the catchment.